GILBERT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-06 published
Wiarton's Tom NORRIS dies at 68
Entrepreneur had drive to help others
By Tara BOWIE, Wednesday, June 06, 2007
A man who Friends and family said had a life ambition to help others died suddenly Monday at his home in Wiarton.
Tom NORRIS, described as an icon, a pillar in the community, an entrepreneur, a hard worker and a loving family man, died of a heart attack at 68.
For more than 40 years Mr. NORRIS raised money for a variety of causes including the Wiarton hospital, Owen Sound hospital, Easter Seals and the Gateway Haven seniors' home in Wiarton.
He would have celebrated his 10th wedding anniversary with wife Gail in October. He was a proud father to six daughters and grandfather to 10 grandchildren, she said.
Her husband didn't have hobbies, Gail NORRIS said. His biggest interest was helping the community.
Using his influence and determination, Mr. NORRIS helped raise more than $5 million to help build the Wiarton hospital, she said.
Bill WALKER, a member of the Healthy Connections hospital fundraising campaign, regarded Mr. NORRIS as a mentor whose Friendship spanned more than 25 years.
"He's the type of guy that if he set his mind to it, no matter what it was, he would see it through," he said.
Mr. NORRIS's passion and determination helped save the hospital during the 1990s when the provincial Conservative government considered shutting it down, said longtime friend A.J. LEEDER.
Rallying more than 2,000 people in the Wiarton Arena, picking some up by bus, Mr. NORRIS lit a fire in people to save the hospital, LEEDER said.
Mr. NORRIS came up with the idea for Snowarama/Skiarama, which later became Winterama, in 1975. The fundraiser has helped raise money for Easter Seals and other children's causes.
He had a special place in his heart for children, LEEDER said.
He was a Rotary Club member, sat on the Wiarton recreation committee and was a founding member of the local Crime Stoppers organization. He brought celebrities including wrestler Whipper Billy Watson and performers Charley Pride, Anne Murray, Tommy Hunter and Stompin' Tom Connors to the area for fundraising events.
At 16, with only a Grade 8 education and help from mentor Don BUMSTEAD, NORRIS bought his first car and started a taxi business. That one cab turned into a fleet, which he sold to buy a bus. He grew his bus business into a 155-vehicle line.
NORRIS operated Owen Sound's transit system for the city when he died.
"Most unexpected outcome from a child with a limited chance. He took it and bloomed and blossomed," LEEDER said of his friend's life.
Member of provincial parliament Bill Murdoch's office is near the Owen Sound bus terminal. The two knew each other for more that 25 years and yelled at each other over the fence from time to time.
"The community will really miss him," Murdoch said. "He was simply the most generous person, always willing to help people."
Wiarton Mayor Gwen GILBERT knew NORRIS all her life and said it would be hard to find someone else who gave so much to his community.
"His legacy of hard work and determination will live on forever," she said.

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GILBERT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-18 published
HEPBURN, Eleanor Mae (BENNETT)
Of Wiarton, peacefully surrounded by all her loving family on Saturday June 16, 2007 at London Health Sciences. The former Eleanor Mae BENNETT in her 80th year. Loving wife of Ellery for 58 years. Cherished mother of Karen (Jack MacKINNON,) Yellowknife Kathy (Dave WILSON), Sauble Beach; Gwen GILBERT (friend Ernie FARROW), Wiarton; Marilyn (Garth CAMPBELL), R.R.#1 Hepworth Keith (Dianne), Wiarton; Brent (Wanda), R.R.#4 Wiarton; Vern (Diane), R.R.#4 Markdale; Vic (Brenda), Wiarton; and Melanie (Graham CRAIG), Belfast, Northern Ireland. Beloved Grandmother of Jennifer (Mike WATTERS,) Stephanie (Paul SENIOR,) Heidi (Don VAIL,) Jody WILSON (Laura,) Tatum (friend Brent BELL,) Rachel (Kevin HOWELL), Derick (Joy), Jay, Ronnie (Lindsay), Janna (friend Trevor ORTMAN), Alison, Nick, Mitzi, Nita, Kyle, Kurt, Amy and Sophia. Great-Grandmother of Erin, Cassy, Kate, Jessica, Caillean, Tristan Zach, Braden, Josh and Reid. Dear sister of Arnold BENNETT, Red BAY; and Marlene (Ross DAVIDSON,) Wiarton. Sadly missed by her brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; and many Friends. Predeceased by son-in-law Rick GILBERT; brother, Gordon and sister, Connie BURK/BURKE. Friends are invited to call at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041 on Tuesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A service celebrating Mae's life will be conducted from Saint_John's United Church, Wiarton on Wednesday June 20th, 2007 at 1 o'clock. Rev. Ed LAKSMANIS officiating. Interment in Colpoy's Bay Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations to Heart and Stroke, Lung Association, Diabetes Association or the South Bruce Peninsula Fire Department would be greatly appreciated. In living memory of Mae, a Lilac tree will be planted in the funeral home meadow by the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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GILBERT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-14 published
FRIES, Jean (née WINCH)
Of Wiarton passed away peacefully on Friday, July 13, 2007 in her 90th year. Cherished mother of Anita (Kalvin) STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Simcoe, Janet (Jack) TAILOR/TAYLOR of Toronto, Donna BEATTY of Owen Sound, Richard (Dianne) FRIES of Waterloo, Tim (Ruth Anne) FRIES of Wiarton and Trudy (Paul) HOOPER of Cambridge. She will be sadly missed by 16 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and sister Doreen SEGUIN of Wiarton. Jean was predeceased by her husband Wallace, son Dan, parents Nellie (GILBERT) and Clifford WINCH and 2 brothers. Visitation will be held at the George Funeral Home, Wiarton on Sunday, July 15, 2007 from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. There will be a Unity Rebekah Lodge Service on Sunday at 1: 45 p.m. There will be a Royal Canadian Legion Auxiliary Service on Sunday at 6: 45 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Jean's life will be held at the funeral home on Monday, July 16, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Ret. Major Charles YOUNG officiating. Interment Eastnor Cemetery. Donations made to the Friends of Gateway or charity closest to your heart would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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GILBERT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-18 published
GREIG, Helen
Of Hope Ness passed away surrounded by her family on Tuesday, October 16, 2007 in her 70th year. Cherished mother of Shelley DEBOK and her husband Tony of Owen Sound, Kathryn GREIG and her friend Mike PORTER of Owen Sound and Chuck GREIG of Vancouver, British Columbia. Cherished Oma of Dana, Justin, Jade and Dalton DEBOK and Spencer, Kaitlyn and Lily GREIG. She will be sadly missed by her mother Laura HAHN of Wiarton, sister Brenda (Barry) GILBERT of Wiarton and sisters-in-law Alice (Bill) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Marg HAHN, Beatrice PRUDER and Leona GREIG. Helen was predeceased by her husband Bev, daughter Susan in infancy, father George HAHN and brother Norman HAHN. The family will receive Friends at the Davidson Chapel, 71 Main Street, Lion's head on Friday, October 19, 2007 from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Helen's life will be held at the Bethel Missionary Church, 18 Ferndale Road, Lion's head on Saturday, October 20, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. with Rev. Charles GINGERICH officiating. Interment Eastnor Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the George Funeral Home, Wiarton. Donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Lion's head Hospital would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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GILBERT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-29 published
BEAUPRE, Margaret (née GILBERT)
Of Hanover, passed away at Hanover and District Hospital on Tuesday, November 27, 2007. She was 86. Born in Toronto, daughter of the late George and Maria (née HYLAND) GILBERT. Margaret served in the 2nd World War for the Red Cross in London, England. She worked for Imperial Oil, St. Clair Avenue, Toronto for 20 years and spoke often of her love for Whitney, Ontario in the Algonquin Park area, where she spent many childhood summers and one whole year between grade school and high school. Most of all she loved her family. Survived by her daughter Collette BEAUPRE of Hanover, sons Michael (Irene) of Toronto and John (Theodora) of Calgary, grandchildren Stephen (Jodi), Sarah (Dave), Maggie (Dan), Nathan, Benjamin, Madeleine, Colin, Christopher, Marc, Emily and Margot, great-grandchildren Jake, Zak, Brittany, Jessica, Holli, Matthew, Noah, Augustus and Brendan. Also survived by sisters Ann ADAM/ADAMS of Oshawa and Jean DAVEY of California and sister-in-law Audrey GILBERT of Toronto. Predeceased by her husband Michael BEAUPRE, sister Mary TURVEY, brothers Philip and Harry. Visitation will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Friday 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 10: 30 a.m., at Holy Family Church, Hanover. Father Mervin PERERA officiating. Cremation to follow with interment in St. Croix Cemetery, Lafontaine, Ontario. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or The Red Cross Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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GILBERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-29 published
CLARKE, Ronald Jack (1933-2007)
At 73, peacefully in Toronto on June 23, 2007 after hugely courageous and gutsy medical battles in recent years; born at home in a tiny apartment in the Beach at Queen and Beach Aves., the son of the late Harry and Sadie CLARKE, survived by his two daughters Carey and Lee and their mother Jacqueline Patricia and two brothers Harry and Donald CLARKE. As a youth, Ron was lead paddler war canoeist at Balmy Beach Club regattas, later senior colour lithographer at Rolph, Clarke and Stone, flying instructor at Buttonville Airport, vocalist on both Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and CKEY radio and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation-television variety shows, studied music in both Toronto (Ontario Conservatory of Music) and New York; latterly, department Manager at the University of Toronto main campus for 25 years until retirement; a keen sailor, he was also an accomplished artist and past President of the Ontario Society of Artists, his donated canvasses hanging in several Sunnybrook Health and Sciences Centre buildings. Ron became a solo vocalist with Encore Symphony Band and at Sunnybrook Veteran's Wing. Grateful and extensive thanks for their care and devotion to Doctor Ross UPSHUR, Doctor Reginald GILBERT and Mrs. Betty CRICHTON (and their staffs) at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and to his long-time advisor John M. LOWNDES, Q.C. At his request a private graveside service was held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, followed by a private reception in his honour. Should you wish a contribution in his memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation www.heartandstroke.ca or to Timothy Eaton Memorial Church capital fund, 230 St. Clair Avenue West, M4V 1B5. May he now and forever rest in peace.

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GILBERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-01 published
GILBERT, Marion Alice (née CLARK)

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GILBERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-29 published
SMYTHE, Harry Arthur
With sadness, we announce the death of Harry SMYTHE of Tsawwassen, British Columbia Born October 22, 1924 in Stratford, Ontario. His family was at his side when he passed peacefully at Mountain View Extended Care on Monday, August 27, 2007. Fondly remembered as Harz. he is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Norma and five children Kathryn DONAHOE (Gordon,) Janet WHITE/WHYTE (Rod,) Joan BURK/BURKE (David), Bill SMYTHE (Mona), Barbara HARKNESS (Dave), thirteen grandchildren, one sister Susan GILBERT and many nieces and nephews. Harz led a full life with his career passion being hospital pharmacy. He retired from Vancouver General Hospital as Director of Pharmacy in 1986 and kept busy with his family and his other passion, his computer. He spent the last 4 years at Mountain View Extended Care. The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff who helped ease his long struggle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Harz can donate to the Delta Hospital in Ladner, British Columbia. A celebration of his life is planned Thursday, August 30th, 2-4 at Kinsmen Recreation Centre, 5430 10th Avenue, Tsawwassen, B.C.

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GILBERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-01 published
MARCOVITZ / GILBERT
David, Sally and big brothers Adam and Owen joyfully welcome Kate Rebecca, born August 11, 2007 in Victoria, British Columbia. Proud grandparents are Brenda and Clive GILBERT of Kelowna and Irene and Bernie MARCOVITZ of Toronto. Kate is also welcomed by her aunts, uncles and 11 cousins. With Cecile and Annabel, Kate makes it 3 Marcovitz girls in the past year - the tide has turned!

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GILBERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-09 published
KNIGHT, Lisa Katherine Anne (2001-2007)
Passed away August 25 at Canuck Place Children's Hospice, Vancouver, after a long struggle with cancer. Dearly loved daughter of Sonia ROLFE and Andy KNIGHT, brother of Troy ROLFE, granddaughter of Val ROLFE of Toronto, and Henry and Judy KNIGHT of Cobourg, Ontario. Lisa was the niece of Kelly ROLFE, Nick and Haveesa ROLFE, Lisa and Zach SELLARS, Jade SELLARS, Nancy and Jim FAIRWEATHER, Julie GILBERT and Peter KNIGHT, James KNIGHT, and Gillian KNIGHT. Our wonderful feisty Lisa will be dearly missed and fondly remembered. We appreciate the love and kindness of all our Friends, Pacific Heights Housing Co-Op, the Hollow Tree Fairies of Stanley Park, the teachers at Lord Roberts School, the nurses, and doctors at British Columbia Children's Hospital, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Make a Wish Foundation and Canuck Place Children's Hospice. The Ontario memorial service will be held at Saint Peter's Church, 240 College Street, corner of King Street, Cobourg, on Saturday, October 13. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers donations would be appreciated for Canuck Place Children's Hospice, Variety Club, or Bowling for Dollars - all of Vancouver. These charities did so much to help us, we cannot thank them enough.

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GILBERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-12 published
KELLEHER, Diane (née BUGA)
University of Connecticutt, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi.
Peacefully after a short illness on Thursday October 11, 2007. Born June 26, 1951 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Predeceased by her parents Michael and Irene BUGA. Survived by her loving husband Tim. Dear cousin to Gloria LUCAS (Washington, D.C.) and Marlene CARLSON (New Jersey.) She will be remembered by her brother-in-law Robert KELLEHER, sister-in-law Ann GILBERT and her husband Peter and all of her nieces and nephews. Family and Friends may call on Sunday, October 14th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding south of Steeles). Service in the Chapel on Monday at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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GILBERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-01 published
MORRIS, Bernie
On Wednesday, October 31, 2007 at Pine Villa Nursing Home. Bernie MORRIS, beloved husband of Sylvia MORRIS. Loving father and father-in-law of Yvonne and David BOXERMAN, and Gael GILBERT. Dear brother of Joan JAHODA. Devoted grandfather of 7 and great-grandfather of 1. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Friday, November 2, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Holy Blossom Temple section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 2121 Bathurst Street #424. Memorial donations may be made to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1-888-473-4636.

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GILBERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-21 published
SODEN, Kerry John, B.A., C.A. (1944-2007)
Managing Partner Soden and Co. Chartered Accountants, Chief Agent for Canada Knights of Columbus, Former Belleville City Councillor Kerry died peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, November 13, 2007. He was greatly loved and will be sadly missed by his devoted wife, Sheila. Beloved son of Kenneth and the late Bonnie SODEN. Loving father of Brian (Todd) and Craig (Corinne.) Proud grandfather of Madison Margaret. Dear brother of Larry (Julie), Casey (Leanne) and Rosemary (David) VROOMAN. Fondly remembered by his ten nieces and nephews. Kerry attended Nicholson Catholic College, Belleville and graduated from Saint Michael's College School, Toronto. He attended University of Toronto, Saint Michael's College, where he earned his B.A. in Economics. After obtaining his C.A. degree with Price Waterhouse, he returned to Belleville to join the family firm Soden and Co. Chartered Accountants. Sports were always a part of Kerry's life. Tennis at the Quinte Tennis Club was the highlight of his summer activities. Winter holidays were made even more enjoyable by winning 'Round Robin Tournaments' at the Pelican Bay Tennis Club, Florida. He loved nature and greatly enjoyed his quiet times with his family at their Cedar Lane cottage on Lake Ontario near Presqu'ile. He was an avid reader who especially enjoyed political biographies. Kerry never lost his unique 'inner child'. He was an honourable man, and a pragmatic optimist who knew he had lived a good life. Because of his longstanding love of politics, he ran and was elected for four terms as city councillor from 1982-1994. He was known as the 'White Knight' on council. He championed such causes as saving the waterfront and the preservation of the Farmers' Market in the Market Square location. The family extends sincere gratitude to Doctor L. LIETAER, Belleville and to Doctor Y.J. KO, Doctor Calvin LAW, Sharon LEMON, R.N., and Stefano ZANNELLA, PhM of Sunnybrook Hospital for their compassion and support. The family deeply appreciates the loving care provided by Doctor Bob VAUGHAN, Liz McGARVEY, R.N., his cousin Meg GILBERT, his sister-in-law Mary Lee KONNRY, and Father Richard P. WHELAN. In Kerry's memory donations may be made to the Sunnybrook Foundation, Edmond Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, Ontario; Saint Michael the Archangel Church Capital Fund; Quinte Children's Foundation or the Victorian Order of Nurses, Belleville Branch. Friends and family will be received at Burke Funeral Home (613-968-6968) 150 Church Street, Belleville, on Friday, November 23rd from 5-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 296 Church Street, Belleville, on Saturday, November 24, 2007 at 12: 00 noon. Interment at Saint_James Cemetery. Online condolences and memories may be forwarded to www.burkefuneral.ca
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GILBERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-11 published
WILLMOT, Dorothy Eileen
Entered into the presence of her Lord on Sunday, December 9, 2007 at Cambridge Memorial Hospital in her 89th year.
Survived by one brother, Howard WILLMOT and sister-in-law, Esther WILLMOT. Predeceased by mother and father, Sadie and Frank WILLMOT, brother Mancel WILLMOT and sister, Isobel GILBERT. Lovingly remembered by seven nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Erb and Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, Thursday, December 13 at 10 a.m. followed by the funeral service and committal in the funeral chapel at 11 a.m. with Pastor Vern TRAFFORD officiating. Reception for family and Friends to follow. Interment at Kirkwall Cemetery at a later date.
For those wishing to honour Dorothy, memorial donations may be made directly to Northside Community Church, 55 Leonard Street, Kitchener, Ontario N2H 6C7 or arranged through the funeral home. 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com

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GILBERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-15 published
JARJOUR, Raymond
Passed away peacefully on December 2, 2007 at the age of eighty-two. Beloved husband of the late Thérèse GILBERT, brother of Doctor Wilfrid of Toronto and Edward of Winnipeg, and uncle of Marcia of Winnipeg, Edward of Toronto and Charles of Thunder Bay, will also be sadly missed by other relatives and Friends. Resting at Collins Clarke MacGillivray White Funeral Home, 222 Autoroute 20 (Exit 49 Cartier), Pointe Claire, (514) 483-1870, on Wednesday, December 12 from 1 p.m. Funeral ceremony to be held at St-Joachim Church, 2 Ste-Anne Street, Pointe Claire, at 2 p.m. on the same day.

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GILBERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-24 published
GILBERT, John Rogers
(March 15, 1956 to December 24, 1992)
Social scholar. Deeply missed but never forgotten.

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GILBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-25 published
McKEAG, Honorary Colonel (Retired) The Honourable William John, CM, OM, CD, B. Comm., LL.D
At home on Thursday, August 23, 2007 William John (Jack) McKEAG died surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Dawn CAMPBELL for 56 years. Loving father of Janis (Clifton RICHARDSON,) Darcy (Tom CRAWFORD), Kelly and Douglas (Onalea GILBERTSON), and grandfather of Scott and Colin REES and Stephanie (Alan SAMUELS,) Shannon and Matthew CRAWFORD. Survived by niece Ellen (Kowalski) sisters-in-law Sharon (Vic NAIMISH), Sonya (Scott WRIGHT), Dilly (Bill BURNS) and Pat (Drewett) and one brother-in-law Keith CAMPBELL. Jack was born on March 17, 1928 to Thomas and Isabelle McKEAG in Beresford, Manitoba. He was 18 months old when a car/train collision at Chater, Manitoba killed his mother and older sister. Jack was thrown clear, unharmed, and with the consent of his father, was adopted by George H. McKEAG (cousin of Thomas) and his wife Elizabeth BIGGAR. Jack grew up in Winnipeg, attending Queenston, Robert H. Smith and Kelvin Schools. He graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1949 with a Bachelor of Commerce. He then joined the family business Security Storage Ltd. (sold to British Traction in 1956) remaining there until 1960, serving as President 1952-60. He helped found McKeag-Harris Realty, latter known as McKeag Realty, and maintained an active role until 2000. Jack was a 'generous and giving guy' who volunteered in his beloved Winnipeg in a great variety of causes. He was a life-long member of St. Andrew's River Heights United Church. He joined the Kiwanis Club in 1951 and thoroughly enjoyed his association, keeping up contact with Friends that he met and worked with in the organization. He served as the President of the Winnipeg Club and as District Governor of the 67 Clubs in Western Canada. The family excursions to Kiwanis conventions across Canada and the U.S.A. rank high in memorable family trips, full of happenings and mis-happenings. Jack loved politics and worked locally for the Liberal party through many elections. In 1977, Prime Minister Trudeau appointed Jack as Lieutenant-Governor of the province of Manitoba, a position he held for 6 years. He was deeply honoured to have served Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth. He enjoyed travelling the province, attending fairs, festivals and curling bonspiels. Over 36,000 people from all walks of life attended functions at Government House. Following his tenure as Lieutenant-Governor, Jack returned to the business sector. During this time he served on a number of Boards of Directors provincially, nationally and internationally. These Boards of Directors included: Canadian Motorways Ltd. (1963-80); M.E.P.C. Canadian Properties Ltd. (1974-77); The Investors Group (1975-98) Johnson and Higgins Willis Faber Ltd. (1976-92); Grace General Hospital (1976-86); Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature (1976-84) Greater Winnipeg Gas Company (1978-86); Norcen Energy Resources Ltd. (1980-86); The Council for Canadian Unity (1981-87); Governor of the Olympic Trust of Canada (1983-91) and various community organizations. He was also a member of the St. Charles Country Club, The Manitoba Club, and past member of Winnipeg Winter Club, and Lakewood Country Club. Jack loved duck hunting with his Friends and family. He became a member of Ducks Unlimited (Canada) in 1976, serving as President 1984-85 and as Chairman 1986-88. He was a big booster of the Winnipeg Jets too, serving as President 1976-77) In 1973, Jack was appointed Honorary Colonel of the Fort Garry Horse, enthusiastically supporting the regiment until retirement in 1998. Jack was the recipient of many honours during his lifetime, including: The Knight of Grace in the Canadian Priory of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint_John of Jerusalem (1971), Knight of Justice (1982); Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal (1978); Canadian Decoration (1986), Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation (1993) Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal. Jack and Dawn were keen travellers and covered a great part of the world. Always, however Winnipeg was home. The favourite place for the family to gather each summer was at Granite Lake, Ontario. In spite of all Jack's honours and activities, he always had time for his family activities - be it school, hockey, soccer, baseball, swim meets or the horse barn. He was always ready with a little 'walking around money' for 'his Buds'. For the first time since 1980, Jack could not spend part of the winter in Sarasota, Florida. He was too ill to travel. During his illness, Jack was looked after by a legion of caring people at the Grace Hospital and by the Home Care and their Palliative Care Unit. Angels All! It allowed him to die at home in the midst of his family. A special thanks to Doctor T. Morgan and Colonel Max Ryan. The service for William John (Jack) McKEAG will take place on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. at St. Andrew's River Heights United Church, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Internment will take place at a latter date. The pallbearers will be members of the Fort Garry Horse Regiment. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in fond tribute to Jack's Memory can be made to Cancer Care Manitoba or the Manitoba Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice. Neil Bardal Inc. (204) 949-2200 www.nbardal.mb.ca

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GILBROOK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-11 published
ANNETTE, Elgin George
At the Henderson Hospital, Hamilton on Monday, December 10, 2007 Elgin ANNETTE of Burlington in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Jacqueline. Predeceased by his beloved wife Irene (September 16, 1986). Elgin will also be missed by his special Friends, Sonny Boy and Princess Mary Elizabeth Rosebud. Heartfelt thanks to our dearest neighbours Dino and Karen Fallavollita, Wendy and George Kopoulos and Patricia Jones. Special thanks to nurse Rose GILBROOK of Henderson Hospital Ward 395, for her merciful care and support. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 485 Brant Street (one block north of City Hall) Burlington (905 632-3333) on Wednesday 7-9 p.m. where Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2007 at 10: 30 a.m. Private Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto.
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GILCHRIST o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-05-30 published
HEATHERINGTON, Kenneth Andrew
Passed away at the Royal Victoria Hospital on Friday May 18, 2007 with his family by his side. Kenneth HEATHERINGTON, of Barrie, in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Ruth HEATHERINGTON (nee GILCHRIST.) Loving father of Jean and her husband Ray LYONS of R.R.#7 Orillia and the late Joan and her husband John FERGUSON of Barrie. Cherished grandfather of Heather, Drew, Angela and Jennifer. son of the late William and Altha HEATHERINGTON and brother of Eleanor and her husband Andrew BELL of Mississauga. Friends called at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home (Clapperton and Worsley Streets), Barrie on Wednesday May 23rd, 2007 from 10 a.m. until time of the Funeral Service in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Interment at Stayner Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham.com
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GILCHRIST o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-09 published
PETERS, Audrey C. (Dec. 2, 1928 - August 2, 2007)
Our dearest Audrey died peacefully in her sleep during the evening of August Second at the Palliative Care Unit of the Toronto Grace Medical Centre. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her; her husband of 53 years, The Honourable Douglas PETERS her two children, Doctor David W. PETERS (Alina) and Doctor Catherine GILCHRIST (Ian;) and by her two wonderful grandchildren, Keir and Evan GILCHRIST. She will also be missed by her many Friends and relatives across Canada and around the world. Audrey lived a joyful life as she studied and loved art and anthropology and travelled widely. She made Friends wherever she went as she was truly interested in people. Indeed, making Friends was an art form she mastered. But her greatest interest and achievement was being a caring and thoughtful wife, mother and grandmother. A memorial service will be held in St. Andrew's United Church, 117 Bloor Street East, Toronto on Tuesday, August 14th at 2: 00 p.m. If desired, in lieu of flowers please make a donation to Cancer Research or to the charity of your choice. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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GILDAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-08 published
WALKER, Olwen (née OWEN)
Of Avondale Road, Rosedale, Toronto; The Cabin at Claremont, Ontario; and Park House, Isle of Mull, Scotland, beloved wife of 63 years of the late James Woods WALKER, OBE, Q.C. Born Wychwood Park, Toronto, November 14th, 1912 to Professor Eric Trevor OWEN of Trinity College, Toronto and Elsie Una MacLEAN of the Isle of Mull. Died peacefully at Belmont House December 6th, 2007. Olwen was a shining example to her niece, Daphne (Miller) BEAUROY, nephews Iain (her Godson) and the late Keith MILLER Eric, Ronald, Trevor, the late Kenneth, and Gerald OWEN, niece Meredith STANFORD née OWEN, Daphne's children Fabienne, Stéphane, Muriel and David BEAUROY and grandnieces Rachel BEAUROY and Lucy BEAUROY. Olwens brothers Trevor and Ivon OWEN, and on the WALKER side, Hugh, Gordon, Hilary and Mary WALKER, Leonard and Douglas GILDAY, their children and families and the many Friends and admirers throughout the world will never forget her clear purpose, her sense of decorum, her generosity of hand and heart, her forthrightness, her joy in everything. She strove for perfection in all she was and did, and expected the same in return. Her warm benevolence and hospitality illuminated many lives. Devoted to her husband, she shared with him a love of nature translated into their life work: reforesting whole tracts of their land on the Oakridges Moraine.
Interment at the Walker plot, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery on December 15th at twelve noon, followed by Anglican service at the Belmont House chapel and a lunch reception in the Solarium at 1 p.m.
Olwen supported Belmont House with her husband as a donor. She worked there as a volunteer, and since 1996 it has been her home. Our thanks to the staff, to Doctor BIRMINGHAM, and to dear Angela SMART, Olwen's private nurse-companion, true friend and carer in her final years.
To remember Olwen and Jim WALKER, please plant a tree in their name, or give to a charity of your choosing.

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GILDAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-14 published
WALKER, Olwen (née OWEN)
Of Avondale Road, Rosedale, Toronto; The Cabin at Claremont, Ontario; and Park House, Isle of Mull, Scotland, beloved wife of 63 years of the late James Woods WALKER, OBE, Q.C. Born Wychwood Park, Toronto, November 14th, 1912 to Professor Eric Trevor OWEN of Trinity College, Toronto and Elsie Una MacLEAN of the Isle of Mull. Died peacefully at Belmont House December 6th, 2007. Olwen was a shining example to her niece, Daphne (MILLER) BEAUROY, nephews Iain and the late Keith MILLER; the late Eric, Ronald, Trevor, the late Kenneth, and Gerald OWEN, niece Meredith STANFORD née OWEN, Daphne's children Fabienne, Stéphane, Muriel and David BEAUROY and grand-nieces Rachel BEAUROY and Lucy BEAUROY. Olwen's brothers Trevor and Ivon OWEN, and on the WALKER side, Hugh, Gordon, Hilary and Mary WALKER, Leonard and Douglas GILDAY, their children, our families and the many Friends and admirers throughout the world will never forget her clear purpose, her sense of decorum, her generosity of hand and heart, her forthrightness, her joy in everything. She strove for perfection in all she was and did, and expected the same in return. Her warm benevolence and hospitality illuminated many lives. Devoted to her husband, she shared with him a love of nature translated into their life work: reforesting whole tracts of their land on the Oakridges Moraine. She stood ever firm on principle, and her judgement of merit was swift and, some would claim, infallible.
Interment at the Walker plot, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery on December 15th at twelve noon, followed by Anglican service at the Belmont House chapel and a lunch reception in the Solarium at 1 p.m.
Olwen supported Belmont House with her husband as a donor. She worked there as a volunteer, and since 1996 it has been her home. Our thanks to the staff, to Doctor BIRMINGHAM, and to dear Angela SMART, Olwen's private nurse-companion, true friend and carer in her final years.
To remember Olwen and Jim WALKER, please plant a tree in their name, or give to a charity of your choosing.

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GILES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2007-05-30 published
FERNANDES, Filomena (February 18, 1955-May 29, 1997)
In memory of Filomena FERNANDES.
Those we love dont go away
They walk beside us every day.
Unseen, unheard, but always near
Still loved, still missed, and very dear.
Always remembered, Nancy, Rob, and Mya GILES

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GILES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-19 published
HALLAMORE, June Ellen (née MUIR)
(December 14, 1924-September 16, 2007)
June Ellen HALLAMORE, born December 14, 1924, passed away peacefully following a short illness on September 16, 2007. June was predeceased by her husband of forty-two years, Ralph, and her brother Craig MUIR.
Friend to all whom she met and loved by those who knew her; June brought sunshine into all of our lives. June's infectious laugh touched all those who met her. She was a proud Canadian, and particularly enjoyed her involvement with the Women's Canadian Club.
She is missed by her son Brian and his wife Cathy, as well as her grandchildren, Christopher, Lindsay (Vlad GRIGORE) and Joel (Christy ROBERTSON.) As well by her five nieces, Cathy KURCEBA, Susan TOERING, Nancy GILES, Susan LEWIS, Marian WILLIAMSON and their families and by Al MATTHEWS and his family. What turned out to be the last year of June's life was made particularly happy due to her loving relationship with Joe NEALE, who shares in her loss.
A Gathering to celebrate June's life will be held at McInnis and Holloway'S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, Alberta) on Friday, September 21, 2007 from 2: 00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 - 14th Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca or to the Calgary Health Trust in support of (Rockyview General Hospital, Unit 57). 800, 11012 Macleod Trail S.E. Calgary, Alberta, T2J 6A5 Telephone: (403) 943-0615. Our sincere gratitude to her doctor for many years, Doctor Gordon Melling, and especially to the nurses and doctors on Unit 57 at the Rockyview General Hospital, whose support and kindness meant so much to us.
In living memory of June HALLAMORE, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, Alberta Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

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GILES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-10 published
GILES, Bernard
Passed away after battling cancer with courage and humour on Friday, December 7, 2007 at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital at the age of 79. Loving father of Desmond and his wife Ann. Devoted grandfather of Andrew and Elizabeth. Survived by his brother Robert GILES. Predeceased by his brothers James and Frank GILES. Bernie will be fondly remembered by his family and Friends. Special thank you to Doctor LEVASSEUR and Doctor McPHADEN of Oakville for their care and compassion. Friends may call at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles), on Monday, December 10, 2007 from 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. in the Chapel. Interment to follow at Westminster Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society.
Condolences www.rskane.ca. R.S. Kane 416-221-1159

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GILHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-06 published
BUCHANAN, Rev. Norman
At the Carpenter Hospice on June 5, 2007. Rev. Norman BUCHANAN in his 83rd year. Minister Emeritus of Saint_James United Church, Waterdown, and retired teacher with the Hamilton Board of Education. Loved husband of Flora GALLIN and of the late Jean RUSSELL. Devoted father of Susan CLARK (David) of Ancona, Illinois; David BUCHANAN (Lorraine MAISONNEUVE) of Ottawa, Ontario; and Catherine GILHAM (Thomas) of Herndon, Virginia. Proud grandfather of Michelle HACON, Stephen HACON (Sharon), Alex INGLIS, Brian and Becky CLARK and great-grandfather of Emily and Tyler HACON. Dear uncle of Beth BUCHANAN and Judith LOW/LOWE/LOUGH (Brian.) Brother-in-law and friend of Jack and June GALLIN of Guelph, Ontario. Family will greet Friends at the Saint_James United Church, 306 Parkside Drive, Waterdown, on Friday, June 8, 2007 from 1-2 p.m., where a Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall. Our most sincere thanks to Doctor Randy CROSS and Staff, and the Staff and Volunteers of the Carpenter Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Carpenter Hospice or Saint James United Church would be appreciated. Please sign the Book of Condolence at
www.kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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GILKES o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-11-07 published
GILKES
In loving memory of our dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle, who passed away five years ago, November 7, 2002.
We do not need a special day
To bring you to our minds
For days we do not think of you
Are very hard to find
- Sadly missed and always remembered by Mary and Peter GAYMOUR, Grace and Bert SCACE, Joyce and Dox THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and Families
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GILKES o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-11-07 published
GILKES
November 7, 2002.
This day is remembered and quietly kept
No words are needed for we do not forget
Deep in our hearts you will always stay
Loved and remembered every day
Sadly missed along life's way
Quietly remembered every day
No longer in our lives to share
But in our hearts you're always there.
- We miss you so much Dad and love you forever, Warren and Monica
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GILKES o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-12-19 published
GREEN, Della and Lawrence
In memory of loved ones at Christmas: a dear mother Della GREEN, step-father Lawrence GREEN, brother Donald GILKES, and sisters, Betty HEWGILL and Gladys OSBOURNE, who passed away within the last 10 years.
Remembering you is easy
I do it every day
But missing you is the heartache
That never goes away.
- Always remembered by daughter and sister, Thelma, and family.
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GILKES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-06 published
HAJAS, Herta
At University Hospital on Saturday, December 30, 2006, Herta HAJAS passed away in her 93rd year. Predeceased by her husband Paul and son Ronald. Loving mother of Grace GILKES and Margaret PRESTON (Tony) and mother-in-law of Judy HAJAS. Grandmother of Paul, Patrick and Michael HAJAS. Dear sister of Erna WIEBE and predeceased by 4 sisters and 2 brothers. A private memorial service was held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, London. Interment of cremated remains Forest Lawn Memorial gardens.

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GILL o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-11-07 published
WADE, " Ted" Albert Edward
(Vet. World War 2)
At the Grey Bruce Health Services Markdale on Saturday November 3, 2007 of Flesherton in his 85th year. Loving husband of Ethel MARTIN. Dear father of Larry (Shirley) of Priceville and Linda TEETER (Allan DOWN) of Annan. He will be loved and remembered by grandchildren Sherry (Jon), Sabrina, Samantha; Michael (Juliet), A.J. (Amy), Adam (Heather); step-grandchildren Jeff, Brent and Chris, great-granddaughter to Kyrsten. Dear brother of Doris MANN of Scarborough and the late Jean BLUETT, Madeline ORMSBY, Doug, Eleanor WILLIS, Edith LONERGAN, Evelyn GILL and predeceased by son-in-law Steve TEETER. The family received Friends at Fawcett Funeral Home Flesherton on Tuesday November 6 where services will be held on Wednesday November 7 at 1 p.m. Interment Lakeview Cemetery, in Meaford. Memorial contributions to Centre Grey Health Services Foundation would be appreciated.
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GILL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-05 published
WADE, “Ted“ Albert Edward
(Veteran World War 2)
At the Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale on Saturday, November 3, 2007 of Flesherton in his 85th year. Loving husband of Ethel MARTIN. Dear Father of Larry (Shirley) of Priceville and Linda TEETER (Allan DOWN) of Annan. He will be loved and remembered by grandchildren Sherry (Jon), Sabrina, Samantha; Michael (Juliet), A.J. (Amy), Adam (Heather); step-grandchildren Jeff, Brent and Chris, great-granddaughter Kyrsten. Dear brother of Doris MANN of Scarborough and the late Jean BLUETT, Madeline ORMSBY, Doug, Eleanor WILLIS, Edith LONERGAN, Evelyn GILL and predeceased by son-in-law Steve TEETER. The family will receive Friends at Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Tuesday, November 6, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service will be held at 1: 00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7. Interment Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford. Memorial contributions to Centre Grey Health Services Foundation.

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GILL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-10 published
Charmion KING, Actress: (1925-2007)
The grande dame of Canadian theatre was known for her dynamic stage presence, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S9
In a career that spanned 60 years on stage, radio, television and film, Charmion KING was known for her dynamic stage presence, her throaty laugh, her beauty, her dedication to the theatre, and her professionalism. Of all playwrights she loved Chekhov the best and no wonder, for she delivered many of her best performances in his work.
"She was the grande dame of Canadian Theatre," Albert SCHULTZ, artistic director of The Soulpepper Theatre in Toronto, said yesterday. Ms. KING joined the company in its third season (2000) to play a character in Noël Coward's Present Laughter. "We needed one of those great dames who could come on stage and convince you that she could function under a couple of martinis and be as witty as the next person in the room and bring with her a great aristocratic bearing and great wit and elegance -- and that was Charm," he said.
The only child of Charles KING, a businessman who worked for Neilsen's (and was called The Candy Man, according to his granddaughter Leah) and his wife Amabel (née REEVES,) Charmion KING spent her earliest years in The Beach area of Toronto in a house fronting the boardwalk. Even as a five-year-old, she dreamed of becoming an actress. After the family moved to Forest Hill, she attended Bishop Strachan, the private girls' school, where she often played male roles in plays. In the summers she went to Tanamakoon, the girls' camp where the late Dora Mavor Moore had begun teaching musical theatre in the 1930s.
She enrolled in University College at the University of Toronto in the early 1940s, where she acted in college productions. In 1944, The Globe and Mail reported that she had been offered a screen test by Warner Brothers after talent scouts for the film studio had seen her perform in Thunder Rock. The 19-year-old star of the University College Players' Guild had declined, saying "this is just a school play."
Her best work was probably done at the Hart House Theatre under the direction of Robert GILL, an American actor who had worked at the Cleveland Playhouse. At the time, only men were allowed to use Hart House, the recreational and athletic facility that had been given to the university by the Massey family, but the theatre was run by a different administration, one that welcomed women on its stage after the war.
Mr. GILL, who headed Hart House Productions, was an "enormous influence," Ms. KING told Susan LAWRENCE in 2002 for an article in the University of Toronto magazine. "He taught me professional behaviour as an actress." In her most memorable role at university, she played the title role in Saint Joan at Hart House Theatre in 1947, the year she graduated. "Her performance of Joan," The Globe and Mail critic wrote the following morning, according to Hart House records, "is a luminous portrayal, instinct with an inner fire of truth and spiritual beauty, and exquisite in its shadings of emotion and execution."
From Hart House and a year of graduate work in English literature, she did summer stock in New York, and then helped found the Straw Hat Players in 1948 with Murray and Donald DAVIS, two brothers who had been part of the Hart House theatre gang. The company, which included Eric HOUSE, Ted FOLLOWS and Barbara HAMILTON, toured Muskoka and Port Carling and the border region of the U.S. for several summers. "In a way it was the best time I ever had on the stage," Ms. KING told The Globe in 1961. "We were 10 ambitious, idealistic youngsters who thought we were building Canadian theatre and, perhaps, we were."
The DAVIS brothers and their sister Barbara CHILCOTT went on to open The Crest Theatre in a renovated cinema on Mount Pleasant Road in Toronto in 1954. At The Crest she played Masha (with Kate Reid) in Chekhov's The Three Sisters, Madame Ranevskaya in The Cherry Orchard and Lady Utterword in Heartbreak House, among other roles in that theatre's ambitious and groundbreaking history.
She worked in England in the very early 1950s but returned to Canada to work in television on the fledgling Canadian Broadcasting Corporation network and at the equally neophyte Stratford Festival, appearing as Hermione in The Winter's Tale and Lady Percy in Henry IV, Part 1 in 1958. (She returned to the Festival in 1982 as a senior member of the Shakespeare 3 company and acted in All's Well That Ends Well and A Midsummer Night's Dream.)
The following year she performed on Broadway in Robertson Davies's Love and Libel, directed by Tyrone Guthrie, and toured in a principal role in Love and Libel in Detroit, Boston and New York.
In 1962, she went back to The Crest to play opposite a Newfoundland actor named Gordon PINSENT in The Madwoman of Chaillot. They married on November 2 of that year, a creative and romantic partnership that lasted more than 44 years. After her wedding, Ms. KING told The Toronto Star that she "was doing Orpheus Descending at the Crest and when it ended I said I didn't want to work for a long, long time. I was tired." Their daughter, actress Leah PINSENT, was born on September 20, 1968. The family moved to Los Angeles in the 1970s where Mr. PINSENT (after the end of the television show Quentin Durgens, M.P., in which he had starred) was writing and finding backers for his film The Rowdyman.
"She was my best friend," Leah PINSENT said yesterday about her mother. "Other than when I had to go away, we talked every day. She was giving and kind and warm and funny and smart and a great cook."
After having retired for most of a decade to spend more time as a wife and mother, Ms. KING ended her self-imposed retreat by appearing in the Ethel Barrymore role in The Royal Family, a comedy by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber, at the Shaw Festival in 1972.
She performed steadily after that on television and radio (playing Aunt Josephine on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation-television's Anne of Green Gables and appearing on The Newsroom, Twitch City and Wind at My Back, and playing the voice of Mrs. Gruenwald in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio series Rumours and Boarders). She appeared in film (Who Has Seen the Wind? and Nobody Waved Goodbye) and on stage, notably as Jessica Logan, a temperamental actress trying to make a comeback, in the premiere production of David French's showbusiness comedy Jitters in Toronto and at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven in 1979, a role that she revived in Toronto in 1986.
In 1990, she again performed opposite Kate Reid in a Hart House revival of Arsenic and Old Lace. In 1998 she starred in the Tarragon Theatre production of Janet Munsil's Emphysema (A Love Story) in which she shared the stage with her daughter Leah, as they both played actress Louise Brooks at different ages. Although Ms. KING had been a heavy smoker, she had successfully stopped for a decade until the director asked them to smoke "real" cigarettes on stage, according to her daughter. Alas, she was hooked again.
Ms. PINSENT said it was "fabulous" working with her mother because she was "always a very generous woman. There was no ego; she always wanted to serve the writer and the theatre in the best way she possibly could."
In the last several years Ms. KING performed regularly at The Soulpepper Theatre in Toronto, appearing in Present Laughter in 2001, as Maria in Chekhov's Uncle Vanya and in Jean Genet's The Maids in 2002. "We called her at home and we got her," Mr. SCHULTZ said about casting her for the first time. "She always brought such humanity and elegance and wit to everything she did. She was a pleasure to have around."
Asked a few years ago by an interviewer whether she could imagine retiring, Ms. KING said absolutely not. "Being an actor is something like being at university. It opens your mind and your soul and makes you tap into yourself." Her last role was as Mrs. Soames in Thornton Wilder's Our Town at Soulpepper in 2006 and she was planning to reprise the role this spring.
"To the very end, Charm stood up for the creative arts in Canada," her family said in a statement this week. She was a steadfast believer in the creative spirit of this country, its culture&hellip her cry was always… get on with it and be proud."
Charmion KING was born in Toronto on July 25, 1925. She died in Toronto of complications from emphysema on Saturday. She was 81. She is survived by her husband Gordon PINSENT, her daughter Leah PINSENT and her son-in-law Peter KELEGHAN. There will be a private family cremation, followed by a memorial service at a later date.

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GILL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-04 published
DE BEVEC, Olive Lorraine Proctor (née GILL)
Peacefully at St. Lawrence Place, Kingston, in her 93rd year. Predeceased by her husbands, Inspector Ernest GILL (Toronto Police Force) and Joseph J. DE BEVEC. Sadly missed by her children: Carol and Alan CHRISTIE (Toronto,) Elaine and Peter SHEPPARD (Kingston) and John GILL (formerly Toronto, now Kingston.) Beloved Nana to Ric and Laurie, Cathy and Phil, J. and Sheryl, Michelle and George, Cameron, and Dwayne and Cheryl. A wonderful G.G. for her great-grandchildren: Beth, Christopher, Emma, Evan, Gavin, Sean, Erica and Grace. Fondly remembered by her brothers' families: Chas and Gladys PROCTOR, and Clem and Jacqueline PROCTOR (all deceased). As the matriarch of the family, Olive will be sorely missed by her nieces and nephews: JoAnne and Larry, Susan and Dennis, Dick and Merran, Peter and Barb, and Betty and Heather. She will also be missed by Joe's sons and their families: Jeff and Sarah and Amelia, and Mike and Annie and Aerie, Jess and George. At Olive's request there will be no visitation. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at 12: 00 noon at Willowdale United Church, 349 Kenneth Avenue, Willowdale, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Willowdale United Church, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Many thanks to the staff of St. Lawrence Place for their wonderful care. A special thank you to Doctor OVERINGTON for her wise advise to Olive and her family. In care of the Jerrett Funeral Home North York Chapel, 6191 Yonge Street, (416) 223-6050.

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